Stillwater Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing on a lake or reservoir is one of the easiest and most peaceful ways to enjoy the Pikes Peak region, either as a family, a couple’s getaway, or for some rejuvenation alone. With no prior experience, almost anyone can kayak or canoe on many of our local reservoirs, such as Crystal Lake, North and South Catamount Reservoirs, Rampart Reservoir, and many more local lakes and ponds.

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To paddle in Colorado, a PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket) is required. Many state parks and other areas also require a noise making device such as a whistle, and daily use permit. You can rent a variety of different types of kayaks such as one-person or tandem kayaks, and sit-inside or sit-on-tops, and even some fishing specific or pedal kayaks! Don't forget your paddle!

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Manitou Lake is a 5-acre reservoir where the entire family can enjoy fishing and hiking with a trail that runs around the lake. This small reservoir is fed by Trout Creek and has several beaver ponds above the lake. Picnic sites have tables, fire grates, and trash collection. The lake is stocked regularly by the […]
Another Stillwater option, when these lakes open there is abundant opportunity on the fly. North catamount in particular, holds some very nice lake trout that can be taken cruising the shoreline. Slow stripping streamers is my favorite method to fish here. Don’t overlook the dry fly opportunity throughout the summer as well.” – Jon Easdon, […]
Quail Lake Park in southern Colorado Springs is a popular and scenic city park bordering Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard and Quail Lake Road. The 113-acre park offers lots of recreational opportunities, many centered on 22-acre Quail Lake, include motorized boating, fishing, bicycling, running, picnicking, hiking, and sledding. The park features a basketball court, two sand volleyball […]

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